One of my absolute favorite teaching tools is the flannel board (also called a felt board). I have a variety of different sized flannel boards that I use for all kinds of activities including story telling, counting, graphing, and the list goes on.
Some of my flannel boards are small and used as lap boards while others are larger and used as the more typical story telling board.
To learn more about the ways I use flannel boards in my classroom start by clicking on this post: Everyday Flannel Board Play!
Oh, and by the way. I typically cover my board with flannel but cut the pieces I want to use on the flannel board out of felt.
Here are more ideas for flannel boards...
This idea may look very simple, and it is, but it has been one of the best tools for giving my students a little practice in tracing letters or shapes (we haven’t tried it with numbers yet) in my classroom!
Exploring shapes and colors with the book “Color Zoo” by Lois Ehlert and a flannel board graphing experience in preschool!